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Monday 16 May 2022
May 16, 2022
'We Are Fighting Against Evil': Four St. Petersburg Women Face Prison As Russia Intensifies Crackdown On Dissent
Four women in St. Petersburg face the threat of up to 10 years in prison for allegedly "discrediting the armed forces" regarding protests against the war in Ukraine. Their cases are among about four dozen such prosecutions across Russia marking a new stage of the Kremlin's war against dissent.
May 15, 2022
A Romanian Actor's #MeToo Moment Is Met With A Shrug
Viorica Voda says she has been haunted for years by sexual harassment and other demons after her onscreen role as a teenage vixen. When she recently shocked one of Romania's biggest award nights with her allegations, most of her colleagues didn't seem to care.
May 15, 2022
'The Future Of The Country': Russian Activist Creates Database Of Schools That Use Children In Pro-War Demonstrations
A former coordinator for imprisoned opposition leader Aleksei Navalny is using Telegram to collect and publish information about schools and teachers he says compel children to participate in demonstrations in support of Russia's war in Ukraine.
May 14, 2022
Affection Not Allowed: Turkmen Police Detain Hand-Holding Couples Amid New Restrictions
Dozens of couples have been arrested in Turkmenistan for holding hands in public, with police accusing them of breaching traditional norms. The arrests come as Ashgabat tightens control over the lives of women.
May 13, 2022
Chinese Dissident Artist Defies Warnings To Take On Xi, Putin, And The Ukraine War
Amid calls from the Chinese Embassy in Prague for his exhibition to be cancelled, dissident Chinese artist Badiucao unveiled a new collection that criticizes China's policies in Hong Kong and Xinjiang and takes aim at Beijing's embrace of Russian President Vladimir Putin and his war in Ukraine.
May 13, 2022
Visit To Iran By Controversial UN Rapporteur Provokes Concerns
Iranian activists have warned that the government could use a visit to Iran by a special UN rapporteur for propaganda purposes. The UN rapporteur, Alena Douhan, has also faced controversy in the past over her visits to autocratic countries.
Russian Conscript Captured In Ukraine Faces Uncertain Future Back Home2
Deadly Russian Strike Hits Market In Eastern Ukraine's Slovyansk3
Civilians Urged To Evacuate Donetsk Region In Eastern Ukraine After Deadly Russian Strikes4
No Gold Future? Struggling Russian Far East Port May Lose Investment Project As Sanctions Bite5
Protesters Rally In Skopje For Third Night Against Compromise With Bulgaria6
'Shocking. Terrifying. Hopeless.' Searing New Film Documents How The Ukraine War Is Tearing Russian Families Apart7
Western Artillery Has 'Worked Very Powerfully,' Zelenskiy Says, Amid Stepped-Up Calls For Evacuations8
Russian Court Orders Caspian Pipeline Consortium To Suspend Operations9
Live Briefing: Russia Invades Ukraine10
Putin Orders Russian Troops To Press On With Offensive After Capture Of Luhansk